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Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

Intake Form

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.  

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Meet the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

 Meet the Team

Upcoming Opportunities

Start off your fall semester with some exciting upcoming events with the LaunchLab! 

Attend the How to Fund a Startup workshop on October 25, 2018 @ 1 p.m.  in Room 101, Innovation Building on the Beckley campus. Join us for pizza and networking. 

Understanding IP & Licensing will take place October 30, 2018 @1 p.m. The panel discussion will revolve around intellectual property and product licensing. 

The How to Pitch Workshop will take place on November 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. in Room 109, Innovation Building. This event will include a viewing of the seminar at the Morgantown LaunchLab. Join the Beckley LaunchLab for pizza and networking. 

Featured News

These panelists contributed to the how to fund a startup lecture.

WVU LaunchLab workshops to support entrepreneurs and innovators across campus

Students, faculty, staff and community members attended the discussions to hear firsthand from innovation experts, investors and entrepreneurs what they need to know to potentially move their ideas and discoveries into market.

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WVU Tech student explores innovation with Fungi.

Bear Tracks Magazine highlights innovation across WVU Tech’s Campus

Nima ShahabShahmir is an information systems student at WVU Tech. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, he spent many of his formative years living with an ever-present reminder of humanity’s impact on the environment. As one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Tehran’s blanket of smog claims dozens of lives every day. 

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WVU's LaunchLab hosted its first annual manufacturing day pitch competition.

WVU Manufacturing Day Pitch

West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the WVU LaunchLab Network co-hosted the Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. Participating students were to highlight a problem and solution for a physical product that could be manufactured. WVMEP provided winners with cash prizes as well as 10 hours of consulting services. 

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Matt Nelson presents WeRateDogs startup success story.

Founder of popular dog-based Twitter accounts shares story with WVU Tech students

While most people were using Twitter to tweet about what they had for breakfast in the morning, in 2014 Matt Nelson was using it as a comedic standpoint to share his love of a good joke. Nelson, who moved to Charleston when he was eight-years old, is the founder of two popular Twitter accounts — WeRateDogs and Thoughts of Dog. He was also the first speaker to kick-off WVU Tech's "Start Up Success Story Series" at the Beckley campus. 

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Innovation building

LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:

Innovation Building  |   WVU Tech

109 Innovation Center 
Beckley, WV 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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